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America's opioid problem is so bad it's cutting into U.S. life expectancy

Prosecutors in New York announced this week that an August drug raid yielded 140 pounds of fentanyl, the most in the city's history and enough to kill 32 million people, they told New York 4. Those numbers underscore the dizzying size of the current opioid crisis, and the report of the New York bust

NJEFFERSONNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 11:32:00

A teacher's quick reaction saves lives in Illinois high school cafeteria shooting

The main entrance to Mattoon High School Wednesday afternoon after a shooting that left one student injured took place that morning. The suspected gunman was taken into custody by Mattoon Police.Keith Stewart MATTOON, Ill.-- Officials praised the quick reaction of a high school teacher who subdued a

NJEFFERSONNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 00:37:00

Puerto Rico entirely without power as Hurricane Maria hammers island

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria delivered a destructive full-body blow to this U.S. territory on Wednesday, ripping off metal roofs, generating terrifying and potentially lethal flash floods, knocking out 100 percent of the island's electrical grid, and decimating some communities. With sust

NJEFFERSONNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 12:20:00

Neighbors yell 'he can't hear you' before Oklahoma City officer fatally shoots deaf man

Neighbors yelled "he can't hear you!" But the two officers kept shouting commands. Sgt. Christopher Barnes and Lt. Matthew Lindsey ordered Magdiel Sanchez to drop a 2-foot-long metal pipe. Instead, the 35-year-old stepped from the porch of the single-story house in suburban Oklahoma City, apparently

NJEFFERSONNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 12:13:00

Boston's fate lies with a zombie hurricane as Maria moves north

Hurricane Maria continued its thunderous roll northward as forecasters struggled to pin down a trajectory. Whether the storm makes landfall again could be determined by a zombie. That's what former Hurricane Jose will soon be in the meteorological vernacular, a once-dangerous tropical system that ha

NJEFFERSONNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 11:50:00

Lack of flood insurance leaves Texans high and dry

A tow driver pulls a car out of flood waters on a feeder road on State Highway 249, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2017, after Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area. Kyle Phillips / The Transcript AUSTIN - Insurance may have covered only 25 to 45 percent of Houston houses flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey, but th

NJEFFERSONNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 21:39:00

Former players in NFL concussion settlement may be victimized by predatory practices

PHILADELPHIA - With six- and seven-figure payouts from the NFL concussion settlement starting to circulate, former football players have been approached by several entities trying to get a piece of the court-mandated rewards. They include lenders, lawyers and even fellow players. In an exploratory h

NJEFFERSONNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 20:30:00

University of Oklahoma President David Boren announces retirement

NORMAN, Okla. - University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the current academic year. Amid rumors he would be stepping down that began Tuesday night, Boren, 76, confirmed he will leave his post June 30, 2018, pending the selection of a perma

NJEFFERSONNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 19:33:00

Equifax may be happy to spend $1 per customer for their trouble

Equifax could get away with paying a mere $1 per person after failing to protect almost half of America's credit data. While the 118-year-old credit-reporting firm has been hit with more than 100 consumer lawsuits over its massive security breach, legal experts say there's room for a deal because ne

NJEFFERSONNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 16:15:00

Health care advocates urge legislators to vote against GOP health care bill

WASHINGTON - As Senate Republicans make a final stab this year at undoing former President Barack Obama's health care law, health care advocates are urging their legislators to vote against the measure. "We believe in protecting our neighbor," said Perry Bryant, president of West Virginians for Affo

NJEFFERSONNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 21:57:00

Raytheon workers picket, demand better benefits from billion-dollar corporation

ANDOVER, Mass. - Employees at one of the country's largest defense technology and innovation companies are making their voices heard in hopes of securing the benefits they believe they deserve ahead of an important deadline this weekend. Raytheon production employees, whose contract is due to expire

NJEFFERSONNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 18:25:00

Man shot in Jefferson County crashes his car on way to hospital in Birmingham

WVTM 13SOURCE: WVTM 13 Updated: 4:10 PM CDT Sep 20, 2017 The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting in the Huffman area that injured a man Wednesday afternoon. According to a release, deputies were called to a crash scene in Birmingham around 2 p.m. and arrived to find a ma

WVTM13.COM - 2017-09-20 21:10:00

Fatal wreck on Highway 79 near Pinson kills driver, passenger

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies today were on the scene of a fatal traffic accident near Pinson at the intersection of Alabama Highway 79 and Bradford Road. Just before 2 p.m. deputies responded to a report of a single car accident at the intersection. O

TRUSSVILLETRIBUNE.COM - 2017-09-20 20:49:08

Woman pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2016 shooting death of Birmingham woman

Natasha Jones-Chain, charged with capital murder, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the shooting death of 23-year-old Jessica McDonald. (Kirsten Fiscus / The Anniston Star) Nearly a year after the shooting death of a Birmingham woman, a Chattanooga woman charged in the case pleaded guilty to manslau

ANNISTON STAR - 2017-09-20 20:57:00

Report: Fatal plane crash during 'American Made' film blamed in part on Tom Cruise

The loved ones of two people who died during a plane crash while filming for "American Made" claim Tom Cruise is partially to blame for it. The Blast reports from court documents that the families of Alan Purwin and Carlos Berl believe the famous actor and director Doug Liman "contributed to the cir

WABM68.COM - 2017-09-20 14:22:27

'The one thing in a marriage . . . keep other people out of your business'

Stephanie and Emmett Handy(All photos, Elle Danielle Photography) "You Had Me at Hello'' highlights married couples and the love that binds them. If you would like to be considered for a future profile, please send emails to chandatemple@gmail.com. Please include the couple's name, contact number(s)

BIRMINGHAMTIMES.COM - 2017-09-20 16:14:05

The world is ending on September 23, according to a biblical prophecy

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- If you believe a biblical prophecy from Christian numerologist David Meade, then you only have a couple of days left on this earth. Meade says that the world is ending on Sept. 23. His proof? Bible verses which he interprets to match the Great American Eclip

WTTO21.COM - 2017-09-20 20:08:39

What's the new addition to the Birmingham skyline?

If you have driven by Uptown or the Red Mountain Expressway and Interstate 59/20 interchange recently, you have likely noticed a new addition to the Birmingham skyline. In recent weeks, a 170-foot tall golf net has been installed at Topgolf Birmingham, which is under construction along 22nd Street N

AL.COM - 2017-09-21 11:30:00

Breakin' Bread Food, Wine, & Beer Festival comes to Sloss Furnaces

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) - Birmingham Originals is hosting the 15th annual Breakin' Bread on Sunday, September 24th. The event will feature dishes from 33 Birmingham Original member restaurants, as well as wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. Guests will also be able to enjoy musical entertainmen

WIAT TV - 2017-09-21 11:58:15

PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS

Mike Epps TODAY DUSTY LEIGH, JACKSON CAPPS, Q DOTS DAVIS and SECKOND CHAYNCE, at The Nick Rocks. COMEDIAN HENRY WELCH at the StarDome Comedy Club. ALGIERS, 7 p.m. at Saturn.Gwen DeRu LIVE BAND KARAOKE, 7:30 p.m. at Perfect Note. JOSE' CARR WITH JAZZ ON FIRST, 7-10 p.m. at Jazzy's on First Avenue Nor

BIRMINGHAMTIMES.COM - 2017-09-21 09:51:17